Penny Whetton made the lives of those around her richer, more interesting and more human. Her death leaves a massive void.
The reported number of deaths of people campaigning to protect the environment has tripled over a 15 year period.
Rural Westerners have been stereotyped as angry ranchers who hate government. But for every gun-wielding militia member, there are many others who work collaboratively to protect what they value.
Not the sort of amount you'd want to lose down the back of the sofa.